Originally written on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 11/17/14

The New York Mets defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon to move three games above .500, 22-19:

Dillon Gee started for New York, allowing three runs on five hits over 6 2/3 innings of work, improving to 3-3 on the year:

Given a four run lead, Gee allowed runs in the second and third innings — including a solo blast by Jose Bautista — before retiring eight of the next ten batters he faced.  Dillon’s afternoon was ended after Bautista delivered an RBI single to pull the Blue Jays to within three  in the bottom of the seventh.  Mets manager Terry Collins spoke about his starter:

I think it was a really big start for Dillon. I really do. He needed to get back on track, obviously. He’s shaved. He’s done all the things that guys do when they think they’re in a slump. He’s changed socks. New shoes. All the things a player does to beat the jinx. Then he went out and pitched a great ballgame.”

WORKING OUT OF A JAM: Frank Francisco managed to avoid allowing the Mets to fall into a tie for the league lead in blown saves by working his way in and out of a jam in the ninth. Francisco picked up his tenth save of year on Sunday, preserving a 6-5 Mets victory. Frankie walked leadoff batter Yunel Escobar before allowing a single to Jose Bautista to place the winning run on first with no-outs.  With Mets fans at the edge of their seats at this point, Francisco struck out the next three batters he faced to end the Blue Jays rally and the game.

DO THE WRIGHT THING: After a day off on Saturday, David Wright returned to the lineup and picked up right where he left off.  Wright collected two hits in four at-bats, including a two-run double in the top of the first inning:


Hit # 1301 for DWright gives the #Mets a 2-0 lead and moves him into sole possession of 2nd place on all-time hit list. about 10 hours ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite @Mets New York Mets

HOLY BAXTER: Mike Baxter was 3-for-4 with a run batted in on Sunday afternoon, falling a homer shy of the cycle.


Baxter’s 3 hits are a career-high…Double, Triple, Single…Hmmm. about 9 hours ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite @Mets New York Mets

Baxter has now collected 16 hits and eight runs batted in over 41 at-bats, lifting his season average to a remarkable .390:

WORKING OUT OF A JAM: Frank Francisco managed to avoid allowing the Mets to fall into a tie for the league lead in blown saves by working his way in and out of a jam in the ninth. Francisco picked up his tenth save of year on Sunday, preserving a 6-5 Mets victory. Frankie walked leadoff batter Yunel Escobar before allowing a single to Jose Bautista to place the winning run on first with no-outs.  With Mets fans at the edge of their seats at this point, Francisco struck out the next three batters he faced to end the Blue Jays rally and the game.

BACK AT IT TOMORROW: The Mets will begin a three-game series with the Pirates tomorrow evening at 7:05 pm in Pitsburgh. They will send Johan Santana to the mound to square off against Eric Bedard.

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